Photo of Vinny Curry
Grade
79.5 ?
  • 4.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 266LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Curry has good value at the next level as a pass rushing specialist; he has posted 23 sacks in the past two years (heading into the team's 2011 bowl game) at Marshall after playing sparingly in his first year and a half. Curry is an explosive athlete who could be moved around depending on the type of defensive scheme of the team who selects him. Some may stand him up and have him play outside linebacker in a 3-4 where he can focus on purely rushing the quarterback each play. In the run game, he is effective and can set the edge nicely against an offensive tackle, but has a difficult time getting to the ball if he is engaged upon early. Curry has second-round value based off his athletic ability and sack production the past two years.

Analysis

Strengths

Curry is quick off the ball when he is focused on rushing the passer, and he can set up tackles nicely by leaning them one way and dipping the opposite. He understands how to set up and work his moves throughout the duration of the game to continue to get into the backfield and rush a quarterback. Once he gets a lane, he shows an amazing burst to finish the play and get to the quarterback. On run plays and against quarterbacks alike he is reliable once to the ball and can be explosive when meeting a ball carrier. He has polished technique at the position and uses his hand well to keep blockers at bay. Although he gives up size to NFL-caliber offensive linemen, he is able to hold his ground and set the edge when necessary to allow his linebackers to make plays. His natural athletic ability is evident and the key to every play that he makes.

Weaknesses

Curry can struggle at times and look out of place in the run game. He understands his role in the defense, but once engaged he has a difficult time getting in on any action, as he has trouble locating the ball. If the play does not come to him right away from his quickness and ability, he has yet to show that he has the instincts to react and be involved late in the play once it is already away from him.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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